Welcome back! We’re excited to return with the multi-hyphenate talent Minhal Baig. She’s a story editor on “BoJack Horseman”, a writer on the forthcoming A24 show “Ramy”, and, above all, a director. Her sophomore film, called Hala, premiered this past week at the Sundance Film Festival to rave reviews. (Apple promptly acquired the project.) For our season 3(ish) premiere, we sat down in Park City to discuss the autobiographical nature of Hala, growing up in Chicago as a Muslim teenager, and how she left home and jumped headfirst into Hollywood.
The show is produced by Dylan Peck. Illustrations by Krishna Shenoi.